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Gentscho Pavlov

Partner
Co-Managing Partner, Sofia

CMS Sofia
Landmark Centre
14 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd
1000 Sofia
Bulgaria
Languages Bulgarian, German, English
Banking & Finance

Specialisation in banking & finance

Gentscho Pavlov is a lawyer specialised in banking & finance and a leading expert in corporate/M&A. He is one of the managing partners at CMS Sofia and has many years of professional experience as a lawyer admitted to the bar in Bulgaria. He specialises in banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate, real estate and tax law. At CMS, he heads the banking & finance and M&A teams.

Gentscho Pavlov joined CMS in 2003, became a local partner in 2007 and a partner in 2015. He has headed CMS Sofia since the office opening in 2004. He graduated in law from the University of Vienna and validated his diploma in Bulgaria.

Industries

Gentscho Pavlov has led some of the most complex M&A deals in Bulgaria, some of which still rank among the largest foreign investments in the country. He also focuses on financings and restructurings.

Ranking

The Legal 500 Ranking.

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"Incredibly experienced"

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Education

  • Master of Law, University of Vienna
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Memberships

  • Bulgarian Bar Association
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Corporate / M&A

Specialisation in corporate law/M&A

Gentscho Pavlov is a lawyer specialised in corporate/M&A. He is one of the managing partners at CMS Sofia. He has many years of professional experience as a lawyer admitted to the bar in Bulgaria, specialising in banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate, real estate and tax law. At CMS, he heads the banking & finance and M&A teams.

Industries

Gentscho Pavlov has led some of the most complex M&A deals in Bulgaria, some of which still rank among the largest foreign investments in the country. He advises companies on foundations and structuring their shareholders’ agreements, reorganisations, joint ventures, restructurings and recapitalisations. He also focuses on asset and share deals and advises clients on corporate takeovers and mergers in Bulgaria.

He regularly handles large-value financial restructurings for international banks. He also advises in mandates related to non-performing loans.

Gentscho Pavlov joined CMS in 2003, became a local partner in 2007 and a partner in 2015. He has headed CMS Sofia since the office opening in 2004. He graduated in law from the University of Vienna and validated his diploma in Bulgaria.

Ranking

The Legal 500 Ranking.

more less

"Incredibly experienced"

Legal500

Education

  • Master of Law, University of Vienna
more less

Memberships

  • Bulgarian Bar Association
more less

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